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April 1, 2012

Kikkan Randall Plans Movie Career

Summary:

April 1, 2012 - Fresh off from winning her historic first World Cup Sprint Champion title, Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski
Team today announced that she will be starting a movie career this summer.

Kikkan Randall Plans Movie Career

Fresh off from winning her historic first World Cup Sprint Champion title, Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski
Team today announced that she will be starting a movie career this summer. The feature film will be
called “Fast and Female” and will be loosely based on the 2009 hit “Fast and Furious”. The genre will be
turned on its head as Randall redefines the role played by Vin Diesel – cool, dangerous, hard-driving, and
of course jacked. Director James Cameron (“Titanic”, “Avatar”) said “We’re building the movie around
her. America is tired of pumped up meatheads like Diesel. They want a star who is smart, beautiful,
dynamic, and the epitome of fitness. Kikkan has it all.”

Plot details are a bit sketchy at this point, but the rough outlines appear to involve an abduction of
Jessie Diggins by an obsessed Italian trail groomer. The rest of the USST gals will rally under Randall’s
leadership to out-ski and out-fox the madman and bring the youngest member of the team home
safely. Diggins love interest was originally to be played by a handsome Canadian skier, but in focus-
group testing it was found that while audiences really liked him, he was far too polite and nice to be
entertaining. Instead, a New Zealand skier with that irresistible accent will be the male star that brings
the female teenage audience into the theaters. There may also be a cameo of the shirtless Andy Newell
just to ensure attendance by that key demographic.

The New Zealand connection will allow development of a sub-plot involving the secret “C” team of the
USST. They will be a group of elite Navy SEALS learning to ski under the guidance of the USST coaching
staff. “Everyone has always wondered why we go all the way to New Zealand to train. This movie
will provide about the only rational explanation” said one coach. During flashback scenes to the Kiwi
training camp there will be a Pisten-Bulley chase scene culminating in a gory scene where the roto-tiller
grinds up a terrorist sent to infiltrate the camp.

The ski scenes will all be filmed this summer at the Thomas Training center in the Chugach mountains
above Anchorage. “We’re up there training anyway. So why not combine intervals with chase scenes?
As long as the director can get his shots done in 8 takes of 4 minutes each, it should work out perfectly”
said Randall.

Submitted by Rob Bradlee who had an opportunity to get the inside scoop at Super Tour Finals this week.


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